Around this time of year I tend to issue challenges such as:
I will write three new poems before the new year.
Will you write three new poems before the new year?
Ideally, I'll write more than three poems before the new year, but it's hard to know how exciting this break will or won't be.
I just wrote a new poem. I've been averaging one poem every 1.5 weeks. That is not very good, for me.
I sat down this afternoon to write one of the more unpleasant poems of this book. And then I ended up making it nice.
Stockholm Syndrome by Poem.
Whatever. I'll take it.
Fall 2011 semester is done. I'm finishing up rec letters and some editorial projects, and then it's all snowmen and snow ma'ams and popcorn and laziness. And BOR typesetting. And, hopefully, new poems.